On Wednesday, November 10, a program in memory of Atatürk was held on
campus. The program began at the Bilkent Atatürk Monument with a moment of silence, and
continued with a performance by the Bilkent Youth Choir. Following the national anthem,
the mini-concert included six songs.
A speech by Prof. Ylber Ortayly, "Kültür Adamy Atatürk," (Atatürk, Man of
Culture) completed the program. Prof. Ortayly spoke about Turkey`s situation in the 21st
century, focusing on what the country has gained and lost since Atatürk`s death. He
suggested that societies progress only by observing and criticizing, and that Turkey,
which has in past decades succeeded in meeting challenges far exceeding those faced by
European countries, could meet further challenges in this way. He concluded by encouraging
his audience to celebrate this day commemorating Atatürk with enthusiasm and good cheer.
Gülay Acar (COMD/II)
Defeat Cats, 74-6
The Bilkent Judges played the opening game of their American football season against
the Ankara Cats at home on the Main Campus grass field. The Judges came onto the field in
their new white uniforms, which may have brought them luck. But their resounding victory
was due to far more than luck. The Bilkent team's nonstop offense and effective defense
won the day, with the Cats unable to answer their opponent's attacking game. The final
score of 74-6 will certainly go down as one of the most memorable in Bilkent football
The Judges' next game will take place at 12 a.m. on Sunday, November 21 against one of the
league's toughest opponents, Ba?kent. This will be an away game played on the Ba?kent
University grass field, and the players hope that many Bilkenters will make the short trip
down the road to support their team.
Coach Alper Angın states that he and his athletes are going into this game with a
positive attitude and would like to see another high-scoring victory.
The third game of the season will be against Hacettepe, which is expected to be a
contender for the league championship.
So, go Judges!
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Gülay Acar (COMD/II)
2004-2005 Yearbook Now
It's yearbook time again! All Bilkent students and faculty who wish to
have a yearbook and CD filled with memories of all the wonderful events that happened and
the people they met can reserve a copy now.
The price of this year's yearbook and CD is 60 million TL, and the bank account for all
payment is: Yapı Kredi-Bilkent 34339-2. The payment deadline is December 10.
You should write your name and department on your bank receipt, and give it to the
departmental yearbook committee members or Ebru Ediz.
For all those wishing to submit text, please send it to Ebru Ediz (email@example.com)
by December 10.
For further information please contact your departmental committee members or Ebru Ediz at
|Bilkent Basketball Beat METU
65 - METU 56 (Men)
Bilkent 57 - METU 55 (Women)
Bilkent men's and women's basketball teams played their first games of the Ayva Cup
Tournament on November 9 at the Main Campus Sports Hall. Both teams played against METU
and won by scores of 57-55 (women) and
The women were first on the court. Bilkent scored the first points and ended the opening
20-10. The Bilkent women continued their strong offensive performance during the second
period and led by 28-20 at halftime. METU managed to rally during the final period, and
the closing moments of the game provided the most exciting play of the evening, with both
teams going all out to win. But it was the Bilkent women who prevailed, hanging on to the
lead for a 57-55 victory.
Basketball action continued with the men's game. Bilkent's outstanding performance in both
defensive and offensive rebounds gave them a lead in the opening period. In the second
half, Bilkent continued to take advantage of their opportunities with the help of fast
breaks and turnovers. During the fourth quarter the Bilkent men gave the home crowd still
more to cheer about, as they cruised to a 65-56 victory.
Congratulations to all of our players and many thanks to the Bilkent fans, who provided
We wish our team continued success in their upcoming games!
Points Scored by Bilkent players:
Volkan Çetintırnak: 5
Irmak Emekdaş: 8
Meriç Osman: 2
Serter Soner: 13
Ahmet Ünal: 8
Yusuf Altınparmak: 12
Emre Doğruyol: 4
Deniz İçmeli: 12
E. Özdoğan: 5
Ay?egül Ersan: 18
Mine Balı: 9
D. Türen: 16
Deniz Yavuzyılmaz: 9
The next scheduled games are as follows:
Thursday, November 18
at Hacettepe University Sports Hall, 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 18
at Koç University Sports Hall, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 23
at the Ayşe Abla College Sports Hall, 5 p.m.
We invite all Bilkent students, faculty members and administrative staff to come out and
support our teams.
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